21/02/15: Well, award season is upon us and it’s the one you’ve all been waiting for!

No, not the Oscars sweetie – The Hookies. Saturday night saw the London leg of the gay escort awards final! Judges Saxon West (porn star), Baga Chipz (Porn Idol) and Anthony Gilét (QX/Cocktails & Cocktalk) were the three queens the contestants had to impress in order to win that trip to New York for the world final. The event was hosted by ‘Drag Queens Of London’ star and Supreme Fabulette Vicki Vivacious, who’d come dressed as one of the Jackson 5. She welcomed Gianluigi Volti, Justin King, Patrick Michaels and late-entry Russell to the stage to seduce the audience and judges. Gianluigi was packing more muscle than the Michelin man, while Patrick Michaels worked the Lycra like a Sunday afternoon chill out. Justin King was first to get starkers and Russell, well, he had the lowest price tag! So after much deliberation, Justin King and Gianluigi went through to the final two, but it was the bisexual beefcake Gianluigi that took the trophy; the judges prefer it when an escort doesn’t waste time with all that speaking English. It was a great night from Cruiz Concepts and KU Bar, with more eye-popping moments than last week’s EastEnders. We raise a glass to the ballsy contestants too!

Ku Klub, 30 Lisle Street, Chinatown, WC2H 7BA
Words by Jackie Jockstrap
Photos by Joel Ryder